Hybrid car maker Fisker, builder of the troubled Karma, has already been plagued by alleged battery fires, federal investigations and a government loan freeze. Now, according to information leaked to InsideEvs.com, it will be delaying the launch of its second, more affordable model, the Atlantic. Launch delayed a year Fisker said at the New York Read on! →


Even though they insist that they have broken no laws, Toyota has agreed to pay the United States government a record $16.4 million fine, the largest possible fine that U.S. auto safety regulators can levy per the Detroit Free Press. While the automaker has been reported as having as much as $25 billion in cash Read on! →


Bob Lutz, author and former vice-chairman of General Motors, went toe-to-toe with comedian and faux-right-wing pundit Stephen Colbert Monday evening. While predicting record sales for Chevrolet’s Volt, which was started under his watch at GM, the 80-year-old former industry leader bested the host in a push-up competition. Maximum Bob Lutz appeared on the Comedy Central Read on! →


Porsche announced this week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto show that it is planning to construct a 53-acre Experience Center in the city of Carson in the Los Angeles Basin. Sort of a theme park for speed-loving gear-heads with disposable income, the Experience Center will feature a test track, a customer delivery center, a Read on! →


In the largest experiment of its kind ever, the U.S. government is backing a study on connected cars in Ann Arbor, Michigan. About 3,000 vehicles of all types will be equipped with technology to communicate with one another in the massive endeavor. Connected cars improve flow, reduce crashes Connected cars use wireless technology to communicate Read on! →


In January Car Deal Expert posted about BMW’s recall of exactly six 2012 X5 xDrive35i models over automatic transmissions issues. In discussing that recall, we examined some of the smallest auto recalls in history. That begged the question, what were the largest? Here, in descending order, are the top five. 5. February 1981, GM In Read on! →


For the last 12 years, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has released a list of the cleanest vehicles. For the first time, an electric vehicle has topped the list. The ACEEE rankings The ACEEE rankings, listed each year on Greencars.org, take into account not only the car’s fuel efficiency and emissions, but Read on! →


Ford Motor Co. nearly collapsed when the bubble burst on the U.S. automotive industry, and the automaker carried the scar of a junk status credit rating to prove it. The Associated Press reports that Ford may have healed. Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford’s junk status Tuesday, replacing it with a designation of investment grade. Ford’s Read on! →


The name Tundra itself conjures up images of rugged, remote locations, adventure and exploration. Toyota’s little pick-up that could made history Friday by towing the Space Shuttle Endeavour to its “final frontier.” At least for the last 300 yards of the journey it did. Tundra gives space shuttle a nudge Last weekend, the Space Shuttle Read on! →


Since the 1970s, domestic automakers have been looking for a way to supplant the competition in meeting the demand for fuel efficient subcompact cars. Honda and Toyota have held steady in offering small, fuel efficient cars that come with reasonable sticker prices. GM, Chrysler and Ford have been trying for ages to get larger shares Read on! →